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WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN

March 1, 2014

Saturday

Luke 23:34

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.

 

EXAMPLE

Human beings are incurable optimists. They believe they have a pretty good chance to win a lottery, but that there is hardly any chance of their getting killed in a traffic accident.

Bits & Pieces

 

LESSON

If we can close our eyes and see the horrid scene of my Jesus hanging there. Pain fills His blood-stained face. The crowd yells and calls out words that cut him to His heart. And yet in the midst of that horrific scene, is how he hangs and looks at those who kill Him, how He looks at me and you – because we too would probably have been in that crowd, because at one time we also denied Him…

I think a lot of people misunderstand what Jesus was doing when He prayed, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.” The Cross is the only place we can find forgiveness. It doesn’t matter what we’ve done, or how often we’ve done it, we can be forgiven – not because we deserve it, but because we don’t.

 

Memory Verse: 2 Peter 3:9

 

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